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Fitness Together Named Official Sponsor of American Diabetes Association ‘Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes’ in DC

Silver Spring, MD - Fitness Together, the nation’s top one-to-one personal training franchise, is pleased to announce it has been named the Official Health and Fitness Sponsor for the National Capital Area “Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes” event spearheaded by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

The event will be held October 23, 2010, starting and ending at Nationals Park.  The event’s walk route will feature a two-mile course around Nationals Park and a five-mile course throughout beautiful, historic neighborhoods of Eastern Market and Capitol Hill.

Fitness Together, America’s largest personal training franchise, was drawn to the cause in large part because it dovetails with the studios’ “no gimmicks” approach. Fitness Together was founded on the proven idea that one-to-one training in a private setting will always yield real, lasting results. The Fitness Together approach combines workouts, diet counseling, commitment and encouragement —and never includes fads, pills or the latest contraptions.

Numerous Fitness Together studios in the area have worked with diabetic or pre-diabetic children and adults. In some cases, they’ve helped clients lose over 100 pounds—and helped them keep the pounds off.

“With one in three children in America expected to face a future with diabetes, it’s a special honor to be helping with this effort right here in our nation’s capital,” said Ken Clarke, owner of a Fitness Together studio in Silver Spring and one of the event organizers. “We need to get ourselves moving again, get sugary snacks out of schools, help adults make healthy choices, and make the fight for a healthy, physically fit America a national priority.”

Local DC area Fitness Together studios have pledged to raise at least $25,000 for the ADA.

“Fitness Together’s mission to help their clients live healthier, happier lives is very much in line with our mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes,” said Mary Merritt, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association’s  Washington, DC metro area market.

To find out how you can support Fitness Together’s efforts in “Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes,” please visit www.ftcustomfitness.com.

About Fitness Together Holdings, Inc.:

Based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Fitness Together Holdings, Inc., is one of the world’s largest wellness organizations. The parent company oversees Fitness Together Franchise Corporation, http://corp.fitnesstogether.com, a one-on-one personal training fitness franchise established in 1983 that began franchising in 1996, and Elements Therapeutic Massage, Inc., http://corp.touchofelements.com, a massage therapy franchise that began franchising in 2006. Today, the combined franchise network has hundreds of franchises sold across the United States, Costa Rica, Brazil, Israel, Ireland, and Canada.

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